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4th Jan 2020, 19:41
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Posted By Basil

A real 'tough guy' in the pleasantest sense. ...

A real 'tough guy' in the pleasantest sense.
When diagnosed with the Big C he went off and, amongst other adventures:
Sailed from Paranagua, Brazil, to Washington DC in a copy of Joshua Slocum's...
16th Aug 2019, 16:17
Replies: 102
Views: 57,817
Posted By Basil

It is said that you should never meet your...

It is said that you should never meet your heroes. My little story isn't at all big time.
I once met this famous Rock chick and was left with impression that she was bonkers.
16th Aug 2019, 15:51
Replies: 10
Views: 4,413
Posted By Basil

Is that Pete Glover who was a rugby player and...

Is that Pete Glover who was a rugby player and would have been at Oakington late 1967?
Have never seen him since then and regret no idea where he is.
22nd Dec 2018, 16:47
Replies: 73
Views: 13,854
Posted By Basil

5aday (I can never remember of what ;) ) I think...

5aday (I can never remember of what ;) ) I think those people have no idea what they have unleashed upon themselves. Merry Christmas!
21st Dec 2018, 17:14
Replies: 2
Views: 1,549
Posted By Basil

pax britanica, I suspect we have a vindictive mod...

pax britanica, I suspect we have a vindictive mod who should be relieved of his appointment.
20th Dec 2018, 13:16
Replies: 73
Views: 13,854
Posted By Basil

It's reported that the police are alleged to have...

It's reported that the police are alleged to have H&K 417 7.62mm rifles to use against drones. Good luck with that - so long as I'm not the one who is down range.
19th Dec 2018, 13:31
Replies: 40
Views: 8,679
Posted By Basil

Nevertheless, a UAV is an aircraft.

Nevertheless, a UAV is an aircraft.
Forum: Tech Log
17th Dec 2018, 17:56
Replies: 55
Views: 15,576
Posted By Basil

I wonder if he was confusing a/c bank with loss...

I wonder if he was confusing a/c bank with loss of contact for about one sweep in MTI.
Moving Target Indicator looks at the radial speed of the target and, if it is zero, assumes that it is a ground...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Dec 2018, 17:48
Replies: 55
Views: 15,576
Posted By Basil

In the 1970s we were not permitted to alter flap...

In the 1970s we were not permitted to alter flap settings in the Viscount whilst turning. We were told that the aeroplane had previous form with assym flap.
I remember that very well because,...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Dec 2018, 08:55
Replies: 28
Views: 6,384
Posted By Basil

. . or that one of you has bugged the wrong...

. . or that one of you has bugged the wrong speed :O
Forum: Tech Log
11th Dec 2018, 11:20
Replies: 28
Views: 6,384
Posted By Basil

I like that.

I like that.
6th Dec 2018, 13:09
Replies: 33
Views: 7,908
Posted By Basil

Hi, T. Wasn't there a story that he was issued...

Hi, T. Wasn't there a story that he was issued his actual M**** surname as the callsign but it was decided that could cause misunderstandings and they changed to MAFTA - or is that one of the many...
27th Nov 2018, 13:34
Replies: 2
Views: 1,277
Posted By Basil

I was told that there are some restrictions...

I was told that there are some restrictions including Skype.
Forum: Middle East
26th Nov 2018, 15:57
Replies: 36
Views: 79,434
Posted By Basil

Lived in BAH for four years and nightstopped DXB...

Lived in BAH for four years and nightstopped DXB a lot. I know a DXB Arab gentleman who ticks most of the 'A's - Nothing done by halves and, as for the SZR, that would be in his Ferrari in which, I...
24th May 2018, 13:53
Replies: 8
Views: 3,189
Posted By Basil

Groan . . . . .

Groan . . . . .
Forum: Tech Log
24th May 2018, 13:29
Replies: 20
Views: 3,804
Posted By Basil

I have to ask: Why not just build aeroplane...

I have to ask: Why not just build aeroplane hardware and software capable of doing all that?

andmiz, yes, that too, and will its fiancée give ol' skip a flash through the glass as he walks back to...
Forum: ATC Issues
23rd May 2018, 13:05
Replies: 5
Views: 2,578
Posted By Basil

When I was an RAF ATCO (Yes, I know, I've a long...

When I was an RAF ATCO (Yes, I know, I've a long memory), one of our new young ladies always held her wristwatch up to the radar screen when giving clock info. If the target was tracking in the...
20th May 2018, 15:50
Replies: 40
Views: 7,887
Posted By Basil

Complicated, innit?

Complicated, innit?
19th May 2018, 23:14
Replies: 40
Views: 7,887
Posted By Basil

May I suggest that, the reputation of the Royal...

May I suggest that, the reputation of the Royal Air Force does not require bells and whistles to provide glitter. The achievements of our predecessors speak for themselves.
Even we, of the Cold War...
19th May 2018, 10:53
Replies: 0
Views: 6
Posted By Basil

Prince William Uniform at The Wedding

Would have been nice to see Prince William wearing his RAF flying badge on a Royal Air force uniform.
Forum: Tech Log
17th May 2018, 17:45
Replies: 19
Views: 3,458
Posted By Basil

Just had a scull around and see that "Position...

Just had a scull around and see that "Position and hold." is now passé in the USA.
15th May 2018, 15:35
Replies: 37
Views: 18,558
Posted By Basil

Of course you could; but would you get it?

Of course you could; but would you get it?
12th May 2018, 18:05
Replies: 17
Views: 3,871
Posted By Basil

CapnPaddy, the RAF reference to 16/38 was age 38...

CapnPaddy, the RAF reference to 16/38 was age 38 or 16 years service whichever was the later. In my case, having joined at age 23, I'd have been age 39. I left at my first option, which was 8...
12th May 2018, 16:19
Replies: 22
Views: 3,924
Posted By Basil

Makes one wonder why one would join the mil at...

Makes one wonder why one would join the mil at all to have this sort of thing hanging over one's head for decades.
12th May 2018, 10:28
Replies: 37
Views: 18,558
Posted By Basil

Oh, Boo-hoo! Welcome to the real World.

Oh, Boo-hoo! Welcome to the real World.
10th May 2018, 12:16
Replies: 17
Views: 3,871
Posted By Basil

I left in '73 but had, a couple of years earlier,...

I left in '73 but had, a couple of years earlier, inquired re the effect of PVR on my gratuity. The answer was not acceptable but, in recognition of my offer to save the MoD a couple of years...
9th May 2018, 10:35
Replies: 4
Views: 2,272
Posted By Basil

Yes, very good indeed and the Sergeant's...

Yes, very good indeed and the Sergeant's commentary without notes was impressive.
8th May 2018, 19:39
Replies: 175
Views: 109,303
Posted By Basil

glad rag, Location: London, New York,...

glad rag,

Location: London, New York, Paris, Moscow - Goanny add Glasgow tae that? ;)


Well, he already has three of the letters in his initials. :E
3rd May 2018, 22:27
Replies: 24
Views: 7,217
Posted By Basil

Probably that most pax jet airframes could do the...

Probably that most pax jet airframes could do the job.
OTTOMH, small 4 jet with LL loiter capability on 2 may be even better. ;)
3rd May 2018, 17:54
Replies: 102
Views: 31,970
Posted By Basil

Someone mentioned: BA did exactly that, and...

Someone mentioned:

BA did exactly that, and also adversely altered the retired Staff Travel rules.
They were a great outfit to work for but you can still be stuffed by the best of civvies.

I...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd May 2018, 17:17
Replies: 1
Views: 647
Posted By Basil

Does aeroastro66 mean wing-loading in kg/m2 or is...

Does aeroastro66 mean wing-loading in kg/m2 or is calculating wing-root bending moment the aim?
3rd May 2018, 13:25
Replies: 8
Views: 3,321
Posted By Basil

I despair! What did they think soldiers are...

I despair! What did they think soldiers are like?
We together with another couple went to see 'Our boys', a play set in an Army hospital.
The other chap's wife remarked on the bad language and her...
29th Apr 2018, 21:53
Replies: 6,467
Views: 1,942,607
Posted By Basil

Hah! You should have seen a report written,...

Hah! You should have seen a report written, whilst I was on leave, on my behalf and signed pp which went not only to command HQ but to the RN.
Tea without biscuits for Bas.
RN signal to my apology:...
29th Apr 2018, 21:47
Replies: 20
Views: 5,956
Posted By Basil

Further to my last, we hired two cars from a well...

Further to my last, we hired two cars from a well known international (but not the 'leader' ;) ) company in Pisa to drive up to Florence.
I forecast problems on return and took photos. Wash my...
29th Apr 2018, 17:16
Replies: 20
Views: 5,956
Posted By Basil

We needed cover for Italy last year. I live...

We needed cover for Italy last year.

I live in the UK and use Questor but they could not quote for our daughter who lives in Australia.

I found: Worldwide Travel Insurance ...
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